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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - Thread Nine
Posted on 05/30/2004 12:05:02 AM PDT by JustPiper
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"I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat"
LINK TO THREAD EIGHT
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia - Tens of American, European and other hostages were released Sunday and a gunman believed to be the lead Islamic militant holding them was arrested, a Saudi security official said, adding that two other gunmen were "in the process of being arrested."
We are the "Stotters" who make ourselves aware of the enemy who wishes to do us harm
GWEN is curiouser and curiouser, thanks for the link DL!
No updates, other than I checked with the dispatcher and she hadn't even heard a thing about it. I drove around everywhere in the direction of the smoke plume and didn't see a thing. My neighbors and I wondering if we're collectively losing our minds....LOL
I'm not going to worry about it for now, but I'm heading out to buy more supplies as a result. ;-)
Here is a tidbit from Mutter's:
North Korea Threatens 'Merciless Blows' if Seoul Violates Sea Border
09 Jun 2004, 11:58 UTC
North Korea is warning of new clashes at sea, accusing South Korean naval vessels of violating their disputed maritime border. The charge comes just days after the two Koreas agreed on measures to prevent maritime disputes.
Communist North Korea says the South is engaging in reckless actions by deploying naval ships, patrol boats and helicopters along their common but disputed border in the Yellow Sea.
The official Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang Wednesday quotes the North Korean military command as saying if Seoul continues such acts, it will be forced to deliver what it called "merciless blows."
The report accuses South Korea of deploying the vessels as a pretext to tighten control over fishing boats and inspections.
It adds that the security and firing exercises of the South Korean Navy are "seriously getting on the nerves" of North Korean seamen.
The two Koreas, in what was heralded as a significant breakthrough, last week agreed on measures to reduce border tensions. Those pledges include sharing radio frequencies and other forms of communication to reduce the chances of confrontation.
Naval boats from both sides engaged in deadly clashes in 1999 and 2002 during the fishing season.
Regional analyst Robert Broadfoot, the head of Political and Economic Risk Consultancy in Hong Kong, says North Korea's latest rhetoric is nothing surprising.
"Talks are something that have been on and off for years and years," he said. "It's like spinning wheels. So to make any conclusions because North Korea makes some accusations after a set of talks, no one's going to lose any sleep over that."
Last Friday, Seoul said two North Korean patrol boats briefly crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border, just hours after the inter-Korean agreement.
The two Koreas technically remain at war since their 1953 armistice. The North does not recognize the de facto sea border - drawn up by the U.S.-led United Nations forces at the end of the Korean War. Pyongyang wants the sea frontier redrawn farther south.
Just a thought on NK. If they were dealing with chem/bio tipped missiles, I would be willing to bet that Syria and Iran also have those tips, as well as the nuclear ones.
The plane was not off course!!! That is the first time I heard that. Also saw footage of people running from the Capital. I can't imagine being in that situation. There were also officers shown looking under cars and other items, so the plane connection seemed odd.
One of the female reporters was telling how the officers were telling women to take off their shoes and run. Sounded pretty serious.
It would be interesting to know who serviced those planes at Manchester Airport-- bet you anything his name is Mohamed.
Outsourcing Causes 9 Pct. of U.S. Layoffs - Govt.
Bookmark At 4191. Back later.
Stay safe, everyone.
Had it been a real threat it would have saved lives. At the time the threat was credible. If on 9/11 more people had run instead of walked more would be alive today. Some was told to stay in the buildings that fell.I think it was good advice to tell them to run for their lives, had the threat been real it would have been just that.
Too, too many MNC! Uncomfortable knowing a little here, a little there, and we have a disabled railway system and chem spills etc.:
"tried to enter the Baghdad headquarters of the U.S.-led administration!!!
Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:04 AM ET By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four Arab men posing as journalists were arrested this week when explosives residue was detected on them as they tried to enter the Baghdad headquarters of the U.S.-led administration, a senior U.S. army officer said.
The officer, a top security official in the compound which hosts news conferences given by senior U.S. and Iraqi officials and houses the U.S. consulate, said explosives were found in the men's hotel room after the arrests on Sunday.
They were posing as employees of an international television company and carried fake identification cards and were trying to drive a van into the compound when they were arrested, he said.
"The IDs looked real. But when we called the organization and asked if they were employees, they said they had not heard of them," the army officer, who asked to remain anonymous, told Reuters.
Scores of Western, Iraqi and Arab journalists as well as Iraqi employees of the U.S.-led administration enter the complex each week after tight security checks. The area, part of the heavily fortified "Green Zone" in Baghdad, is often hit by mortar attacks.
"The four who were arrested may have just been gathering information on the compound or maybe they were just scouting it out. This case is serious," the officer said. He declined to comment on the nationality of the men.
U.S. military officials say foreign fighters are heavily involved in bombings gripping Iraq, including deadly attacks at the gates of the Green Zone that have killed dozens of Iraqis queuing up for work inside. One of the checkpoints at the compound includes an itemizer, a high-tech machine that scans equipment such as cameras for bomb residue. Some people who accidentally pick up explosives residue, such as journalists who cover bombings, sometimes set off the machine.
But the senior army officer said his troops arrest three to four people per week in cases similar to the four Arab men seen as security threats. The U.S. military said explosive devices have been found inside the green zone but there have been no reports of bombings inside the area that includes palaces formerly belonging to toppled Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
"The last time there was a bomb just outside here we tested the machine to make sure it works. Everybody that was near the bomb site that passed through here set off the system. It worked," the officer said. Link to Article
RIP Ray Charles ;(
Just heard Hit the road Jack and your cartoon was dancing to it
You certainly find the intriguing news!
Someone at the final phase posted this:
6.9 quake hits Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia)
Whoaaa!!!6.9!!! That is big, is that a populated area?
to see if this post has any validity at all
There it is
A little over 400,000.
Hmmmmmm before 9/11 similar 'reporters' bumped off the commander of the Northern Alliance.......
They have UBL? -g-
Date: 6/9/04 4:14:09 PM Pacific Daylight Time Kent, something hit the ocean , near Central America. It looks like it was hit by star wars system, right before it hit. ----------
From Kent's post on GLP thread at
TOP STORY: Mysterious blast rocks Wairoa
10.06.2004 - Hawkes Bay Today
A massive mysterious explosion in Wairoa this morning shook windows and woke people in Mahia, Kotemaori, Ruakituri, Lake Waikaremoana and Wairoa. Wairoa senior sergeant Chris Flood said the explosion occurred about 3.40am. Police called several people around the district. "They report hearing a loud explosion and seeing the whole sky light up. Everyone heard it," Mr Flood said. He thought it might have been a meteor. ....
Carter Observatory astronomer Kay Leather said the explosion may well have been the sonic boom of a meteor entering the atmosphere.
"There have been several recent reports of fireballs in the northern hemisphere, in Portugal and in Washington. There have also been several recordings of these occurring during the day, which is our night," Ms Leather said. For more look at: http://www.mytown.co.nz/story/mytstorydisplay.cfm?thecity=hawkesbay&thepage=news&storyID=3571753&type=nzh ----------- Rijeka, Croatia (EUROPE).
During the night 09.06.2004. hardware firewall that protects 24/7/365 link of server of my company to internet burned up. One of local employees told that there was a large flash that was followed by thunder during the night, but earth did not shake.
EMP. A huge one.
I cannot phantom it, I keep hoping they will feel safe and lead them to bigger fish
Kamchatka in Russia is, I believe- an area where they keep their ICBM's.
Here is the guestbook for that news publication.
You can view other people's postings there and post your own
Pig Blood Spill: Traffic Nightmare (Germany)
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 Posted: 1125 GMT (1925 HKT) BREMEN, Germany (AP) -- A truck carrying 9,000 gallons of pigs' blood was rear-ended and spilled its entire cargo on the German autobahn Wednesday, forcing the highway to close for several hours. The entire load of pigs' blood formed a large slick that caused another truck to crash, Kroll said. The highway was closed, creating traffic jams 13 miles long on both sides.
The driver of the truck that crashed into the vehicle hauling the blood suffered minor injuries. Damage is estimated at $221,000, Kroll said. Link to Article
Tanker Truck Spills Oil On Putnam Co. H'Way (New York - June 10th)
Jun 10, 2004 1:35 pm US/Eastern (1010 WINS) (Carmel, NY) Problems this morning in Carmel. A tanker truck overturned on Route 52 near Dykeman Road - spillng hundreds of gallons of oil across the highway. The flammable liquid and fumes forced police to evacuate people from their homes on Route 52 in the area.
New York State Electric and Gas Company has turned off power in the neighborhood.
The New York City DEP, New York State DEC, and the federal EPA are on the scene making sure the oil does not get into nearby water supplies.
The tanker truck - owned by Sclafani Oil Company of Mahopac - contained over eleven-thousand gallons of oil. And undetermined amount spilled. The local chapter of the Red Cross was setting up temporary shelter for the people
Fuel Truck Accident Shuts Down I-24 Overnight (Nashville, TN-June 9th)
Updated: 6/10/2004 11:12:46 AM I-24 was shut down overnight between Briley Parkway and Harding Place. A fuel truck collided with a car and thousands of gallons of fuel poured onto the interstate.
The spill was so bad that it covered the pavement on the interstate and even leaked into a nearby creek. This all happened at around midnight when an 18-wheeler and a car collided while the truck was trying to change lanes.....
Truck Carrying Tar Overturns, Shuts Down I-75 (Michigan)
MONROE - Traffic on northbound I-75 near Nadeau Road in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township was reduced to one lane for nearly 12 hours yesterday as seven wreckers worked to right a tanker filled with hot tar that rolled off the right side of the road, troopers at the Monroe post of the Michigan State Police said.
The tanker was in the right lane about 8 a.m. when a pickup truck pulled suddenly in front of it. The tanker rolled into a ditch along the right shoulder. The driver of the tanker and a passenger were not hurt.
State police last night were looking for the driver of the pickup, which did not stop. Link to Article
Moncks Corner Man Dies in Tanker Truck Accident (Charleston, NC)
BY STEVE REEVES Of The Post and Courier Staff AWENDAW--A Moncks Corner man died early Wednesday morning after the tanker truck he was driving on U.S. Highway 17 north left the roadway and flipped several times.
Chief Mike Rakoske of the Awendaw Fire Department said the tanker truck was carrying 7,600 gallons of diesel fuel at the time of the crash.
No other vehicles were involved. Capt. Dana Valentine of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Doleman apparently "lost control of the truck for unknown reasons."
Truck Crash Closes U.S. 35 east of Chillicothe No injuries in crash, however (Ohio)
An overturned tractor-trailer near the V.A. Towers curve on U.S. 35 east of Chillicothe has the road closed indefinitely.
$2 Million Found In Fla. Tractor-Trailer
POSTED: 11:27 am EDT June 10, 2004 LIVE OAK, Fla. -- State officials found nearly $2 million in cash inside a tractor-trailer that stopped at an agricultural inspection station on Interstate-10, according to police.
Two men riding in the truck were detained after the stop earlier this week. The cash was found in two duffel bags inside the truck.
The truck was registered to a Miami company and was hauling TV sets. Investigators at the Live Oak inspection station are investigating the two men for possible money laundering and drug trafficking, but they are not yet charged. Agents said they began their search of the truck after some paperwork seemed irregular. Link to Article
I just celebrated my 26th wedding anniversary yesterday, June 9th.
Would you like me to begin doing it at 4000 from now on then?
See #4016. As for anything coming from GLP, take it with a heaping tablespoon of salt.
A boom and smoke could also be a transformer blowing, but then, someone would have been without electricity and calls to dispatch would hve occurred.
Meteors are active right now.
It could have been that, too.
I haven't generally followed any of the comet/asteroid stuff. However, there have been reports of explosions and lights in the sky in a variety of countries. Just saw a new report that the same was observed/heard in New Zealand.
I know, that's what #4016 is about.
Here is the link for 10 and you can close this one out:
This has always been one of my favorite cartoons.
I still play all my vinyl have a stereo and 2 turntables ;)
love it hahahaha
By for now!
Can you tell me what site you got that from???
They'll probably let them go like all the others.
Will try to find but here.
Thanks for starting the new thread. I'll lock and link this in a minute.